Carlos Treats Press To Portuguese Tarts!

Credit: Swansea City

Swansea City boss surprises journalists with a taste-from-home.

There's Nata-lot this man can't do!

It seems Swansea City have been gifted a Portuguese angel - in the shape of Carlos Carvalhal...

Not only is the 52-year-old endlessly amusing journalists with his beautifully worded metaphors, but it seems he is now also treating the press to home-baked goods from Portugal.

At this week's press conference, looking ahead to their next Premier League clash against Burnley on Saturday 10th February, Carvalhal delivered some tasty looking 'Pasteis de Nata' - a typical Portuguese pastry.

Much like an egg tart, the delicacy is usually sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and often accompanied by a portuguese expresso called 'bica'.


And these weren't just any 'Natas'. Carlos can be heard in a video captured by Swansea City telling reporters he 'made them himself'.


Swansea City boss Carlos Carvalhal has more than impressed since taking over as the Premier League club's manager in December.

They have taken 11 points from the Portuguese’s first six league games in charge and put together their longest unbeaten run since 2009-10.

Before Carvalhal arrived in Wales, the Swans had banked a mere 13 points from the first 20 games of the Premier League season.

The Swans’ form during Carvalhal’s six-week reign has lifted them from the bottom of the table to 17th place and breathed life into what had been an ailing survival bid.

As well as turning around what looked likely to be Swansea's Premier League exit, Carvalhal is also admired by his players and colleagues for bringing a positive energy to the Liberty.

The humorous Portuguese has become renowned for his quirky analogies of his team's fighting efforts.

From Lobster, to emergency rooms and even Swans, here are his best and most amusing quotes so far:

Top Carlos Quotes

- On Liverpool -

“Liverpool is a top team, they are Formula 1. But if you put a Formula 1 car in London traffic at 4pm...it will not run very fast.”

- After beating Liverpool -

"This moment we are not in the emergency hospital, we are in hospital, but we can accept visits now"

- On January transfer window - 

“We have money for sardines and I’m thinking lobster, I will do my best to try and bring in the best players. I will look to the lobsters and sea bass, but if not we must buy sardines."

- On Swansea's rise - 

“Now we are breathing and we are not dead anymore.”

- On player's injuries - 

"When one swan falls it is a chance for another swan to fly. It is true, it gives a chance for someone else to fly."

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